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The Nakba at 68: A catastrophe born of discrimination and impunity

The Nakba at 68: A catastrophe born of discrimination and impunity

As Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (approximately 66% of Palestinian population worldwide) enter the 69th year of forced displacement from, and within, their ancestral homeland, Israel continues to create intolerable living conditions which further swell the number of displaced Palestinians. This ongoing Nakba (‘catastrophe’) is perpetuated through Israel’s denial ...

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67th commemoration of the ongoing Palestinian Nakba

 67th commemoration of the ongoing Palestinian Nakba By Amjad Alqasis The year 2015 marks the 67th commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba. The Nakba encapsulates events which took place from 1947 to the early 1950’s in which approximately 750,000 Palestinians became refugees. At the beginning of the 20th century, most Palestinians ...

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Christopher Columbus and the history of the Palestinian struggle

by Yvonne Ridley I was clearing out some rubbish the other day and came across a dog-eared history exercise book containing an essay I’d written about Christopher Columbus, “the explorer who discovered America in 1492”. Of course, it sounds ridiculous to say that out loud today but that is what ...

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